Was the ADMK Mulus used on operations by Austrian-raised mountain divisions of the Wehrmacht?

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Was the ADMK Mulus used on operations by Austrian-raised mountain divisions of the Wehrmacht?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 22 Jan 2018 15:13

Hi Guys,

One of the Austrian vehicles taken over by the Germans in 1938 was the ADMK Mulus, a small wheel-cum-track load carrier designed for mountain terrain.

How many were produced?

Were any used on operations by Austrian-raiused mountain divisions, such as the 2nd and 3rd?

Many thanks for any help,

Sid.

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Re: Was the ADMK Mulus used on operations by Austrian-raised mountain divisions of the Wehrmacht?

Post by SIS 5 » 22 Jan 2018 18:31

Hi Sid,

here the information out of the book "Historic Military Vehicles Directory" by Bart Vanderveen:
"Machine-gun carrier, built during 1935 - 38 (total 334 units; 302 of them in 1936). Several variants were developed and built."
Please, have a look on this site: http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_ ... -wark.html
On the first pic there are mountain infantrymen on the vehicle.
Here another interesting pic: training for the operation "Sea lion" in Holland.
Source of the pic: http://www.forum-der-wehrmacht.de/index ... l%C3%B6we/

Regards

Bert
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Re: Was the ADMK Mulus used on operations by Austrian-raised mountain divisions of the Wehrmacht?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 23 Jan 2018 14:34

Hi SIS 5,

Thanks.

The photo is interesting. If it shows preparations for Operation Sealion against the UK, and if the unit shown is from a mountain division, then it is probably part of 1st Mountain Division, which was not Austrian-raised.

This makes it look as though the Austrian designed and built Mulus was distributed around more than just the Austrian-raised 2nd and 3rd Mountain Divisions.

This then leads to the question as to whether it is shown on any Orbats as a standard issue vehicle?

Cheers,

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Re: Was the ADMK Mulus used on operations by Austrian-raised mountain divisions of the Wehrmacht?

Post by SIS 5 » 24 Jan 2018 16:37

Hi Sid,

You are right with the 1st Mountain Division. I have found another pic with an ADMK vehicle in the booklet Waffen-Arsenal Band 189 "Zugfahrzeuge für Geschütze der Wehrmacht 1935 - 1945" by Fred Koch with the following text: "Fahrzeug mit 4,7-cm-Pak (Böhler) bei der 1. Gebirgs-Division, während der Vorbereitungen 1940/41 auf die als Operation "Seelöwe" geplante Besetzung Englands."

Regards

Bert
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